Field of Science


Images In The Raw #2

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Hubble's view of the Carina Nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail.

The first direct spectrum of a exoplanet.

View of bright layered deposits on a plateau near Juventae Chasma in the Valles Marineris region of Mars.

A pastel crescent of Saturn is interrupted by the moon Mimas and the rings in this color image.

Saturn's moon Dione passes in front of the moon Tethys in this mutual event.

The smaller moon Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across) passes in front of the larger moon Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across).

The moon Tethys stands out as a tiny crescent of light in front of the dark of Saturn's night side.

Rhea's trailing hemisphere shows off its wispy terrain on the left of this image which includes Saturn's rings in the distance.

Rhea emerges after being occulted by the larger moon Titan.

This billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from the Eagle Nebula soars 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometres high, about twice the distance from our Sun to the next nearest star.